Google began in January 1996 as a research project by Larry Page and Sergey Brin when they were both PhD students at Stanford University in California.
Page and Brin originally nicknamed their new search engine "BackRub“.
Eventually, they changed the name to Google, originating from a misspelling of the word " googol “.
As of 2002, it is a company of almost 400 people, it handles over 1500 million searches a day, and it has been profitable for over a year.
FOUNDERS OF GOOGLE
Lawrence "Larry" Page
Known for Co-founder of Google
Google’s chief executive office
Sergey Mikhaylovich Brin
Known for Co-founder of
KEY PEOPLE OF GOOGLE Eric Emerson Schmidt Executive Chairman
HOW GOOGLE WORD ORIGINATED?
Google's name is a variation of the word " googol ," which is a mathematical term for a one followed by 100 zeros.
Page and Brin felt the name helped illustrate Google's monumental mission: Organizing billions of bytes of data found on the Web.
To make search engines so powerful they would understand “everything in the world.”
Google continues to focus on innovation and on the user experience.
Bicycles or scooters for efficient travel between meetings; dogs; lava lamps; massage chairs; large inflatable balls.
Googlers sharing cubes, yurts and huddle rooms – and very few solo offices.
Laptops everywhere – standard issue for mobile coding, email on the go and note-taking.
Football, pool tables, volleyball courts, assorted video games, pianos, ping pong tables, and gyms that offer yoga and dance classes.
Grassroots employee groups for all interests, like meditation, film, wine tasting and salsa dancing.
Healthy lunches and dinners for all staff at a variety of cafés.
Break rooms packed with a variety of snacks and drinks to keep Googlers going.
Google offers include 100% health care coverage and onsite childcare facilities.
Google engineers make use of free on-site hair salons, specializing in both men's and women's unsavory bowl cuts.
Google employees receive personal mentoring sessions.
Board of Directors
Larry Page , Google Inc.
Eric E. Schmidt , Google Inc.
Sergey Brin , Google Inc.
L. John Doerr , Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
John L. Hennessy , Stanford University
Paul S. Otellini , Intel Corporation
K. Ram Shriram , Sherpalo Ventures
Shirley M. Tilghman , Princeton University
Executive Officers Larry Page , CEO Eric E. Schmidt , Executive Chairman Sergey Brin , Co-Founder Nikesh Arora , Senior Vice President and Chief Business Officer David C. Drummond , Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Chief Legal Officer Patrick Pichette , Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
COMPETITORS IN DIFFERENT FIELDS
SHARE OF VARIOUS SEARCH ENGINES
REVENUE- $8.58 BILLION in the first quarter of 2011
Google sites revenues- $5.88 billion or 69% of total revenues in the first quarter of 2011
Google network revenues- $2.43or 28% of the total revenues in the first quarter of 2011.
Operating income- $2.30 billion in the 1 st quarter of 2011
Total assets- $59,960 millions in the 1 st quarter of 2011.
Net income- $1.8 billion in the 1 st quarter of 2011.